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Status of Water Birds in Restored Southern Iraqi Marshes

Author: J.M. Abed
Journal: Marsh Bulletin مجلة الاهوار ISSN: 18169848 Year: 2007 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 64-79
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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Abstract

Fifty seven species of water birds were recorded in three restored marshes during monitoring period (May 2004- May 2005), fifty four in Huwayzah marsh, fourty in Suq Shuyukh and twenty nine in East-Hammar. Pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) was the most dominant species in Huwayzah marsh, little egret (Egretta garzetta) in Suq Shuyukh, while little egret (Egretta garzetta) & gulls in East-Hammar. Higher numbersof individuals were recorded in Huwayzah marsh in comparison with other marshes.

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Birds --- marshes --- East-Hammar --- Huwayzah

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